Artwork by Danica Elliot, Métis, student at Morinville Community High School

We are calling on all Indigenous students in Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools. The Division is seeking submissions of Indigenous-themed art from our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. As Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools continues on its journey toward meaningful reconciliation with our Indigenous brothers and sisters, we want to provide an opportunity for our Indigenous students to use their talents and give us a hand. Artwork will be reviewed and selected by our Division First Nations, Métis and Inuit Leadership Committee, which includes representatives from our First Nations and Métis partners.

The theme is “Celebrating Indigenous Culture: Telling Our Stories Through Art,” and we are seeking both black and white (vivid black (marker, paint, or pencil crayon) and full-colour art submissions in each age/grade category.  Another option available this year is a 10” x 10” canvas paint format (either full colour or black and white), which will be provided for interested students. If you wish to paint on a 10” x 10” canvas, please contact the Division Services Centre at 780-459-7711. Let them know you are calling regarding the Indigenous Student Art Contest and requesting a canvas for your artwork. Leave your name and phone number, and we will arrange a time.

Be creative! Feel free to seek inspiration from Indigenous art, dance, and culture. Inspiration might include the Medicine Wheel, 7 Grandfather Teachings, or #EveryChildMatters. The Division may use submitted artwork in creating items to support our reconciliation journey (t-shirts, greeting cards, posters, social media posts, etc.).

  • Theme: Celebrating Indigenous Culture
  • Categories: Black and white artwork K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
  • Full-colour artwork K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
  • Prizes: $50 (winner), $25 (runner-up) in each category
  • Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024, 4:00 p.m.

Contest Rules:

  1. Must be a current First Nations, Métis, or Inuit, Kindergarten – Grade 12 student in Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools.
  2. Submissions must be original and property of the student.
  3. There is no cost to enter or limit on the number of entries per individual.
  4. Prizes will be paid by cheque in Canadian dollars.
  5. Entries must include (on a separate piece of paper attached with a paper clip or tape (no staples), as appropriate, the Entry Form on the second page of this notice.
  6. Entries may be submitted to your school office or dropped off directly at the Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools Division Services Centre, temporarily located at 15 Mission Avenue, St. Albert, AB.
  7. The submission deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2024.